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Craftwood Inn Wedding in Manitou Springs Colorado

Craftwood Inn Wedding in Manitou Springs Colorado

Bride and groom walking along red rocks overlooking Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs

The Craftwood Inn is a super cute wedding venue tucked in the mountains of Manitou Springs, Colorado. It has a quaint and charming mountain aesthetic, with several cottages and the main two-story reception hall set right into the side of a hill. They offer their couples a full-service experience, with beautiful florals, a DJ, and extraordinary catering. 

Like most places around Manitou, it is a small venue, but with a rustic charm that makes you feel like you’re somewhere far more remote than you are. Gardens and a waterfall are scattered throughout the cottages, making for beautiful, tucked-away spots for a bride and groom’s first look and portraits. And there is a spot on the property where you can stand on iconic Colorado red rocks and get the perfect view of Pikes Peak and the surrounding mountains. No need to travel anywhere for the most gorgeous wedding couple photos at sunset.

Ashley and Chris’s wedding day at the Craftwood Inn was just as special as the venue itself. They had their private first look at an iconic wrought iron and wooden gate to the venue’s gardens. This moment was so important to them so that they could have the chance to see each other privately and experience all the emotions of the day away from prying eyes. We then wandered the gardens taking their couple’s portraits and getting together with the wedding party in the front lawn, before we all got ready for the ceremony on the terrace in front of the waterfall. Ashley and her father walked down the stairs alongside the waterfall as their grand entrance to the ceremony–you don’t see that every day! After their sweet vows, the couple enjoyed their own cocktail hour with their guests before sitting inside for dinner. (This is another huge benefit of having a first look!) Oh, and P.S. the food here is amaaaaazinggg!!!

True to Colorado fashion, the weather was unpredictable for us this day. We actually took Ashley and Chris out to the spot in the rocks overlooking Pike’s Peak two separate times because thunderstorms were blowing in and out of the area. It was so nice that we could do this so easily because the spot is so close to the reception area of the venue. Luckily these two trusted their photographers to capture the beauty of this spot both times–and we got two very different looks with just a few minutes spent each time!

This was such a lovely wedding, and the classic details on point. Ashley and Chris were full of hugs and giggles and absolutely beautiful in front of the camera.

Scroll for the photos of this Craftwood Inn wedding in Manitou Springs!

Soft pink and white bridal details Lace wedding dress with pink and sparkling bridesmaid dresses Bride and groom's first look in the garden at Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs Bride and groom's portraits at iconic gate at Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs Bride and groom kissing under iconic gate with stained glass at Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs Bride and groom in the garden at Craftwood Inn wedding venue Craftwood Inn wedding couple portraitsClassic navy blue and soft pink wedding party colors Navy blue suit, pink bow tie, and greenery boutonniere groom details Wedding ceremony at Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs Bride and groom's first kiss at Craftwood Inn wedding ceremonySimple rustic elegance for wedding reception at Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs Simple rustic elegance for wedding reception at Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs Wedding reception dancing at Craftwood Inn wedding venue in Manitou Springs Bride and groom hugging and kissing in the mountains of Manitou Springs Bride and groom dancing on red rocks overlooking Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs Colorado bride and groom cuddling in the red rocks at Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs Colorado bride and groom cuddling in the red rocks in Manitou SpringsBride and groom portraits on red rocks in front of Pikes Peak at Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs Colorado Bride and groom stand on red rocks during thunderstorm over mountains in Manitou Springs ColoradoThunderstorms over Pikes Peak behind kissing bride and groom Bride and groom walking toward Craftwood Inn wedding venue Bride and groom's sparkler exit from Craftwood Inn wedding in Manitou Springs

Photos taken by me, second shooting for Rachel Rumple Photography.

 

Hey friend! I’m Delia–a wedding photographer who loves adventure just as much as snuggling on the couch with her dog. My photography is fun and colorful and embraces the real you. I’m based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but I photograph weddings all throughout New Mexico, Colorado, and the southwest. I love to connect with and help my clients as much as possible. Check out the wedding planning tips section of my blog for more helpful advice.

 

And if you liked this post, check out these other Colorado weddings I’ve photographed:

Crooked Willow Farms Wedding

Lone Hawk Farm Wedding

Hearth House Venue Wedding

Bride and groom walking along red rocks overlooking Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs

The Craftwood Inn is a super cute wedding venue tucked in the mountains of Manitou Springs, Colorado. It has a quaint and charming mountain aesthetic, with several cottages and the main two-story reception hall set right into the side of a hill. They offer their couples a full-service experience, with beautiful florals, a DJ, and extraordinary catering. 

Like most places around Manitou, it is a small venue, but with a rustic charm that makes you feel like you’re somewhere far more remote than you are. Gardens and a waterfall are scattered throughout the cottages, making for beautiful, tucked-away spots for a bride and groom’s first look and portraits. And there is a spot on the property where you can stand on iconic Colorado red rocks and get the perfect view of Pikes Peak and the surrounding mountains. No need to travel anywhere for the most gorgeous wedding couple photos at sunset.

Ashley and Chris’s wedding day at the Craftwood Inn was just as special as the venue itself. They had their private first look at an iconic wrought iron and wooden gate to the venue’s gardens. This moment was so important to them so that they could have the chance to see each other privately and experience all the emotions of the day away from prying eyes. We then wandered the gardens taking their couple’s portraits and getting together with the wedding party in the front lawn, before we all got ready for the ceremony on the terrace in front of the waterfall. Ashley and her father walked down the stairs alongside the waterfall as their grand entrance to the ceremony–you don’t see that every day! After their sweet vows, the couple enjoyed their own cocktail hour with their guests before sitting inside for dinner. (This is another huge benefit of having a first look!) Oh, and P.S. the food here is amaaaaazinggg!!!

True to Colorado fashion, the weather was unpredictable for us this day. We actually took Ashley and Chris out to the spot in the rocks overlooking Pike’s Peak two separate times because thunderstorms were blowing in and out of the area. It was so nice that we could do this so easily because the spot is so close to the reception area of the venue. Luckily these two trusted their photographers to capture the beauty of this spot both times–and we got two very different looks with just a few minutes spent each time!

This was such a lovely wedding, and the classic details on point. Ashley and Chris were full of hugs and giggles and absolutely beautiful in front of the camera.

Scroll for the photos of this Craftwood Inn wedding in Manitou Springs!

Soft pink and white bridal details Lace wedding dress with pink and sparkling bridesmaid dresses Bride and groom's first look in the garden at Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs Bride and groom's portraits at iconic gate at Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs Bride and groom kissing under iconic gate with stained glass at Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs Bride and groom in the garden at Craftwood Inn wedding venue Craftwood Inn wedding couple portraitsClassic navy blue and soft pink wedding party colors Navy blue suit, pink bow tie, and greenery boutonniere groom details Wedding ceremony at Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs Bride and groom's first kiss at Craftwood Inn wedding ceremonySimple rustic elegance for wedding reception at Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs Simple rustic elegance for wedding reception at Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs Wedding reception dancing at Craftwood Inn wedding venue in Manitou Springs Bride and groom hugging and kissing in the mountains of Manitou Springs Bride and groom dancing on red rocks overlooking Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs Colorado bride and groom cuddling in the red rocks at Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs Colorado bride and groom cuddling in the red rocks in Manitou SpringsBride and groom portraits on red rocks in front of Pikes Peak at Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs Colorado Bride and groom stand on red rocks during thunderstorm over mountains in Manitou Springs ColoradoThunderstorms over Pikes Peak behind kissing bride and groom Bride and groom walking toward Craftwood Inn wedding venue Bride and groom's sparkler exit from Craftwood Inn wedding in Manitou Springs

Photos taken by me, second shooting for Rachel Rumple Photography.

 

Hey friend! I’m Delia–a wedding photographer who loves adventure just as much as snuggling on the couch with her dog. My photography is fun and colorful and embraces the real you. I’m based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but I photograph weddings all throughout New Mexico, Colorado, and the southwest. I love to connect with and help my clients as much as possible. Check out the wedding planning tips section of my blog for more helpful advice.

 

And if you liked this post, check out these other Colorado weddings I’ve photographed:

Crooked Willow Farms Wedding

Lone Hawk Farm Wedding

Hearth House Venue Wedding

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